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  • OBDII: The Problem & the Solution

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 28, 2016
    Law enforcement officers, emergency responders and commercial fleet operators cannot afford to operate vehicles without the assurance of security.  A polic... ...
  • What the FBI is Saying about Connected Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 21, 2016
    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, put out a written public service announcement (PSA) l... ...
  • U.S. Recall Stats for 2015 Tell a Chilling Tale

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 20, 2016
    The global automotive recall crisis is bad and getting worse. It’s bad enough that car companies are resorting to desperate measures to locate cars with o... ...
  • Data Collection Dilemma Facing the Connected Car

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 10, 2016
    The Future Networked Car gathering put on by the International Telecommunications Union at the Geneva Motor Show last week highlighted the intensifying debate ... ...
  • Europe Dials into DAB/DAB+

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 10, 2016
    At the WorldDAB gathering at the Geneva Motor Show yesterday I got an eerie feeling about just how different Americans are from Europeans. After the third pres... ...
  • Is INRIX Calling the Right Signals in Seattle?

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 10, 2016
    INRIX has pulled the equivalent of throwing a Hail Mary pass with the announcement of its acquisition of automotive app integrator OpenCar.  INRIX CEO, Bri... ...
  • Strength vs Weakness for Internet Companies as Automotive Startups

    by Kevin Li | 3月 09, 2016
    2015 was an extraordinary year in China’s auto industry as many Internet companies and startups rushed in, bringing numerous surprises. Examples include C... ...
  • Sales Growth You Can Count on

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 04, 2016
    The recent plateau in smartphone sales growth has highlighted the unbroken growth trajectory being experienced and anticipated in the automotive industry. Whil... ...
  • Samsung Taking a Swing at Car Connectivity

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 21, 2016
    A little over a year ago the automotive aftermarket got a jolt when Jalopnik reported on the vulnerability of Progressive's Snapshot OBDII plug-in device. ... ...
  • Tesla's Secret Weapon

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 19, 2016
    Some CEO’s make things look easy and appear to enjoy their work. CEO’s like Richard Branson and Warren Buffet come to mind. These are guys that cle... ...
  • Waze Stealing the Keys to Your City

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 19, 2016
    Waze’s Connected Citizens program continues to get a lot of positive attention for its partnerships with cities and states around the world. The program ... ...
  • Might Apple Acquire BMW?

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 28, 2016
    With hundreds of billions of dollars overseas and ridiculous profits domestically it is safe to say that Apple can have its way with whatever industry, market o... ...
  • Faraday Makes the Case for the Google Car

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 06, 2016
    The U.S. government may not come to take our guns, but it might come to take our cars.  That was the thought coursing through my mind the morning after th... ...
  • New Vision for Traffic Cameras in 2016

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 03, 2016
    A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a traffic camera video may be worth millions. TrafficLand is poised to transform forever the use of traffic camera... ...
  • 2015's Unfinished Automotive Business

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 31, 2015
    The farther we come, the farther we have to go. While progress in advancing personal transportation was made in 2015, the year closes with glaring elements of ... ...
  • Amazon as Chief Disruptor of 2016

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 30, 2015
    Imagine Google without the invasion of privacy or Apple without the proprietary platform and technologies and what you have is Amazon.  Amazon closes 2015... ...
  • CES 2016 & VW's Pretzel Logic

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 15, 2015
    Observers may be forgiven for viewing Volkswagen’s keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in January as an act of contortion worthy of Cirque du Soleil.... ...
  • Radio Will Survive Dashboard Clash

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 10, 2015
    The so-called battle for the automotive dashboard is not a zero sum game and radio will win.  Let's consider the latest infotainment insurgencies. SiriusX... ...
  • Tesla Has Auto Industry Facing the Autopilot Blues

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 07, 2015
    Tesla’s launch of autopilot on the Model S P85/P90 has the auto industry singing the blues. Few auto makers are prepared to launch similar functionality ... ...
  • The Death of Radio Traffic Reports Foretold - Prematurely

    by Roger Lanctot | 11月 30, 2015
    In May of 1897, American writer and humorist Mark Twain wrote a letter explaining that an ailing cousin in Europe was stimulating press reports of his passing.&... ...

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